Monthly Archives: February 2017

Save Gansevoort Wins Important Preliminary Legal Victory!

justiceSave Gansevoort has won an important legal victory.  At a hearing on February 9th, a judge granted us a preliminary injunction that prevents the developer from doing any work on the exteriors of 60-68 and 70-74 Gansevoort Street  until the court reaches a decision on our case.
 
Preliminary injunctions are very difficult to obtain and are rarely granted, and yet the court granted us this relief.  It is exactly what we hoped to obtain at this point.  We are extremely gratified by the court’s decision.
 
The next (and possibly final) hearing, at which both sides will argue their case, is now scheduled for Wednesday, March 8th at 2:15 PM.  The hearing will again be at 60 Centre Street Room 345 (at Foley Square).
 
Please save the date and make every effort to attend!  We need a good turnout at the hearing to show the judge how strongly the community feels about saving Gansevoort Street.

The Villager has a good article about the injunction with some additional details.

Court Hearing on Save Gansevoort Lawsuit Now THURSDAY Feb. 9

 

photo: Djmutex
(photo: Djmutex)

Last Friday, February 3rd,  a judge granted Save Gansevoort a temporary restraining order which for the moment prohibits the developer from starting demolition at 60-68 and 70-74 Gansevoort Street.
 
The hearing originally scheduled for Tuesday, February 7th, has been laid over and is now scheduled for Thursday, February 9th:
 
Thursday, February 9, 2:15 PM
60 Centre Street, Room 345 (at Foley Square)
(the hearing will start promptly; allow an extra 10 minutes to pass through security)
 
At this hearing,  the court will be considering whether to grant a temporary injunction that would prevent the developer from doing any demolition or construction work on these two buildings for the duration of the court proceedings.  There will likely be discussion of the substantive issues underlying our lawsuit to overturn the decision by the Landmarks Preservation Commission approving the massive Gansevoort development.  It should be an informative afternoon!
 
We hope you can join us at this hearing.  A good crowd is important to show the judge that there is strong community support for preserving the intact block of historic market buildings on Gansevoort Street.

Court Hearing on Save Gansevoort Lawsuit Tuesday, February 7

60_CentreOn February 3rd, a judge granted Save Gansevoort a temporary restraining order which for the moment prohibits the developer from beginning demolition at 60-68 and 70-74 Gansevoort Street.

The next court date is this coming TUESDAY:
Tuesday, February 7, 2:30 PM
60 Centre Street, Room 345 (at Foley Square)
(allow an extra 10 minutes to pass through security)

At this hearing,  the court will be considering whether to continue to prevent the developer from doing any demolition or construction work on these two buildings for the duration of the court proceeding.  

Please join us at this hearing!  We need to let the judge know how strongly the community supports preserving the intact block of market buildings on Gansevoort Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets.